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This guide provides resources for Writing Across the Curriculum and resources and examples for Writing in the Disciplines (WID).

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Covid-19 and the Library Update The library has shortened its hours for the time being: Mon-Fri 8:00-6:00 and Weekends 1:00-5:00. However, library staff will be working remotely, answering chats and emails, most of the other hours that the library is normally open. Nearly all of our resources are available online. As always, the back-up 24/7 chat librarians are available during hours we are not available.

Local students; We are not limiting the number of students in the library but are practicing social distancing. We are requiring that all books be returned to the book drops and not the desk. We have also suspended checking out jigsaw puzzles and games.  All events and workshops have been canceled.  

All library patrons must now wear masks while in the library. Protective plastic shields have been installed at the circulation and reference desk.

What is Writing Across the Curriculum?

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs have been developed by many universities to promote the idea that student writing should not be confined to English courses, but rather integrated across all curriculum areas, continuously over all four years.  The desired outcome is that through this writing practice, students will learn to communicate effectively by the time they graduate.  WAC also includes the related area of Writing in the Disciplines (WID) which refers to the specific language and formats used within a specific discipline. This LibGuide contains resources for both faculty and students, and includes books, ebooks, databases, and websites.

If you need further assistance, please view this LIbguides video or contact the  Bellevue University Library Reference Staff 

Libguides Video

BUILD IT

BUILD IT

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL

http://library.bellevue.edu/find/tutorials/build-it/

BUILD IT is an online guide to the Bellevue University Library and all its resources and services. It  is made up of five self contained modules, each followed by an interactive quiz. Go through BUILD IT from beginning to end or start at the Site Map using just the pages you need. Click on the link above or on one of the modules below, or look for BUILD IT in the left menu of the library homepage under Tutorials.

Module One: Getting to Know the Bellevue University Library
An overview of library resources and services and introduction to the library homepage.

Module Two: Planning Your Project
The steps involved in planning your research paper: Includes focusing your topic, outlining, identifying keywords, Boolean searching, and more.

Module Three: Locating Information
Finding and evaluating information, including books, eBooks, articles, and websites. Includes sample and interactive database searches.

Module Four: Citing Your Sources
Covers the basics of plagiarism, citation, and copyright.

Module Five: Putting it all together
How to organize your research into a formal paper, includes note taking, revising, and formatting.

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You will be prompted for your BU login when you attempt to access the library databases and e-books from off campus.Your username is your 8 digit student ID# preceded by Bellevue\ . Be sure to use a backslash and not a forward slash, after Bellevue, with no spaces before or after it. Your password is the same one you use for Blackboard and BRUIN. It must meet the requirements of 8-32 characters using a combination of upper and lower case letters, numerals, and special characters. You will be required to change your password every 90 days.